Posted by 5 (126.96.36.199) on March 12, 2003 at 13:26:06:
In Reply to: UN efficacy posted by Ev (188.8.131.52) on March 11, 2003 at 20:11:30:
OK that's two mistakes the UN made. But I ask you who would have even went to try to resolve those issues if the UN hadn't?
Here's a quote from www.cds.forces.gc.ca/pubs/speeches/21-feb-02_e.asp
"We were also kept busy in the past year on missions around the globe with our UN and NATO allies. Last year, our troops returned from successful UN missions in East Timor, in Ethiopia and Eritrea and in the former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia. At the same time we are maintaining a significant presence in Bosnia, working with our NATO allies to ensure a secure environment for the local population."
I think the Bosnian peace keeping mission didn't go so well. But once again without the UN who would have fixed the problem America, Canada, Britain. Who? No one. And with out the UN no one would have went to East Timor, Ethiopia, Eritrea, or the former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia.
For every problem where you UN made things worse, where a problem would have resolved itself or some other nation would have come in to fix a problem. There are at least three examples where the UN helped solve a problem or at least was the only group who were willing to go in and try.
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